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Thursday, February 15, 2018

It is scientifically proven that pregnant women are stupid

In pregnant women, especially in the third trimester, really deteriorating memory, reduced ability to focus attention and several other cognitive abilities. To such conclusion the Australian scientists of Deakin University to check whether the impact of pregnancy on the brain of the expectant mother though just a stereotype.

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Scientists have summarized the results of the 20 earlier studies, each of which, however, was not too large — together they participated 1230 women, of which 709 were pregnant.

As it turned out, pregnant women really saw a decline in the ability to concentrate on a particular task, and in some cases, worsened memory, slowed reaction, decreased ability to learn or have suffered other cognitive abilities. These trends have been observed already in the first trimester of pregnancy, however, the obvious became only the third.

Experts note that to overestimate the degree of decline in cognitive abilities, pregnant women should not, however, the difference was really quite significant. According to scientists, in order to understand how it affects the daily lives of women will need further investigation.

According to scientists, these data are consistent with the results of earlier studies, according to which during pregnancy temporarily reduces the amount of gray matter in the brain of women. This is probably due to the fact that the body redirects some of the energy that provides the brain to ensure other tasks. It is worth noting that the brain is only about two percent of the total weight of the human body, but often it takes more than one quarter of the total of energy your body consumes.

The researchers ‘ work was published in the scientific edition of The Medical Journal of Australia.

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